June 30, 2015



  • Stool Softeners
    Ask the Experts

    Stool Softeners

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Over-the-counter stool softeners work in the large intestine to make stool less hard and dry, so that bowel movements are easier and take place without straining. Are they safe to use long-term?

  • Leaky Gut?
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    Leaky Gut?

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    Surfing the Internet, you may get the impression leaky gut is epidemic and the cause of most maladies. Many alternative medicine practitioners support this notion, as do marketers of supplements and treatments supposed to cure this “syndrome.”

  • Calm Irritable Bowel With Diet?
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    Calm Irritable Bowel With Diet?

    by Keng Lam

    One relatively new theory suggests IBS sufferers can subdue symptoms by reducing their intake of certain kinds of foods—those containing fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polyols (FODMAPs).